Regardless of ice, snow or other wintery weather conditions being the cause of an accident, the driver may still be considered at fault in the eyes of an insurance company. It is the driver’s responsibility to control the vehicle no matter what the road conditions. If you skid on ice and hit another car or someone else’s property (tree or light post for example), you will likely be found at fault even though there are bad road conditions. Make sure you drive according to weather conditions and if the weather is really bad, you should reconsider driving altogether. To learn more about how fault is determined in a winter accident, click here.
If you have accidents on your insurance record, you may want to compare your insurance rate to see if you can find a lower rate.
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